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Drake, Justin Bieber and Rihanna to top Spotify’s year-end lists

Beyond all, Drake saw supreme success across U.S. and international charts, topping tallies for top artists, most streamed male artists, most streamed tracks with “One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla)” and most streamed albums with Views. Drake was also the top artist in hip-hop and pop genres and his song “One Dance” was Spotify’s top breakup song, according to a press release.

This is Drake’s second year in a row as the world’s most streamed artist, receiving more than 4.7 billion streams — more than double the 1.8 billion he saw last year. Drake is the most streamed artist of all time on Spotify with over 8.7 billion streams.

“Drake has been unstoppable this year — he’s a true global superstar,” Spotify’s chief content & chief strategy officer Stefan Blom said in a statement. “With the top album and the top song this year, as well as his successful Summer Sixteen tour, Drake continues to engage his fans in a way that only Drake can; it’s no surprise he is dominating the music industry.”

Bieber and Rihanna, meanwhile, faired well for themselves, ranking second and third on both the international top artists list and the most streamed albums list, respectively. Rihanna also topped the most streamed female artists list and was the most popular R&B act.

Spotify's error page features Justin Bieber.

Spotify’s error page features Justin Bieber.

Spotify’s Global Year in Music 2016

Most Streamed Artists:
1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Rihanna
4. Twenty One Pilots
5. Kanye West

Most Streamed Female Artists:
1. Rihanna
2. Ariana Grande
3. Sia
4. Adele
5. Fifth Harmony

Most Streamed Male Artists:
1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Twenty One Pilots
4. Kanye West
5. Coldplay

Top Five Breakout Artists:
1. ZAYN
2. FRENSHIP
3. Anne-Marie
4. Madeintyo
5. Rob $tone

Most Streamed Tracks:
1. One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
2. I Took A Pill in Ibiza – Seeb Remix – Mike Posner
3. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) – The Chainsmokers
4. Work (feat. Drake) – Rihanna
5. Cheap Thrills – Sia

Most Streamed Albums:
1. Views – Drake
2. Purpose – Justin Bieber
3. ANTI – Rihanna
4. Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
5. Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd

Most Popular Playlists:
1. Today’s Top Hits
2. Rap Caviar
3. Hot Country
4. Peaceful Piano
5. Baila Reggaeton

Fun Facts:
• Top sex song: Sex – Cheat Codes, Kris Kross Amsterdam
• Top sad song: Say Something – A Great Big World
• Top breakup song: One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
• Top party/dance song: Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
• Top workout song: ‘Till I Collapse (feat. Nate Dogg) – Eminem
• Top gaming song: Fort Minor – Remember The Name (feat. Styles of Beyond)
• Most Musical Day: 11th November 2016

Top Artists by Genre:
• Classic Rock: The Beatles
• Classical: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
• Country (New): Luke Bryan
• Country (Old): Johnny Cash
• EDM: The Chainsmokers
• Emo: Panic! At The Disco
• Hip Hop: Drake
• Jazz: Nina Simone
• Latin: Enrique Iglesias
• Metal: Metallica
• New Age: Enya
• Pop: Drake
• R&B: Rihanna
• Reggae: Bob Marley & The Wailers
• Reggaeton: Enrique Iglesias
• Rock: Red Hot Chili Peppers
• Soul: Michael Jackson

Emerging 2016 Genres:
1. Ambient Fusion
2. Witch House
3. Indie Emo
4. Underground Latin Hip Hop
5. Baile Funk
6. Dangdut
7. Hoerspiel
8. Speed Garage
9. Brazilian Gospel
10. World Meditation

MARKET SPECIFIC – U.S.
Top Five Artists in U.S.:
1. Drake
2. Kanye West
3. Rihanna
4. Twenty One Pilots
5. Future

Top Five Males in U.S.:
1. Drake
2. Kanye West
3. Twenty One Pilots
4. Future
5. Justin Bieber

Top Five Females in U.S.:
1. Rihanna
2. Ariana Grande
3. Beyoncé
4. Sia
5. Adele

Top Five Tracks in the U.S.:
1. One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) – Drake
2. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) – The Chainsmokers
3. Needed Me – Rihanna
4. Panda – Desiigner
5. Work (feat. Drake) – Rihanna

Top Five Albums in the U.S.:
1. Views – Drake
2. ANTI – Rihanna
3. Purpose – Justin Bieber
4. Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
5. The Life of Pablo – Kanye West

Top Five Playlists in the U.S.:
1. Today’s Top Hits
2. Rap Caviar
3. Hot Country
4. New Music Friday
5. Peaceful Piano

Categories:   Charts

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